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13 Feb 2013

Rise in rough sleeping increased for second year in a row

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The number of people rough sleeping has gone up by 31 per cent in the past two years, according to government statistics released today.

Communities and Local Government department figures show the number of rough sleepers in a single-night snapshot in autumn 2012 was 2,309 up from 1,768 in autumn 2010. This year’s figure was a rise of 6 per cent from autumn 2011’s count of 2,181.

Click here to read the full article on the Inside Housing website

Since 2011, more than 60 communities have adopted the No Second Night Out (NSNO) approach. NSNO involves putting in place services that help rough sleepers get help quickly, such as a local hub for rough sleepers to go for advice and assistance.

Click here to read the full article on the Homeless Link’s website

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